Originally Posted by Bud Cline
And how would you determine that? How much cleaning you would have to do would have to do with the frequency with which the shower was used. How much cleaning you would have to do would have to do with the products you use to take a shower. How much cleaning you would have to do would have to do with whatever else you may do in the shower. If you die your hair and rinse it in the shower that's another cleaning-box check mark. Cleaning the grout is a special kind of animal.
Trust me. You won't be happy with a ceramic tile shower's upkeep and you won't be happy with a ceramic tile-showers cost to install.
Well, fortunately I won't have to pay someone to do the install as I will be doing it myself. This is part of the reason I'm considering tile, is the value it will add in resale.
If the upkeep is nothing more than spraying it down after each use, then using some spray cleaner on it every week or two and spraying that off, then that's really no problem. I can try to avoid purchasing any soaps or shampoos that would give the grout more of an issue. I'm a guy and I don't color my hair or anything so it's pretty basic as far as what the shower would see for products being used.
If, however, the upkeep is making sure the shower is 100% dry/moisture free after each use, and a weekly toothbrush scrubbing of the grout then I'm going to rule it out.